Woody Sullender is an artist based in Queens, NY. His pieces encompass a myriad of media including sculpture, video games, performance, theater, music, installation, architecture, origami, and sonic weaponry. His recent work utilizes video game space as an arena to undermine specific modernist ideologies and rituals of music reception.

Sullender has performed internationally at venues such as the Kitchen (with Sergei Tcherepnin), Issue Project Room (Brooklyn, NY), the River to River Festival, the Schindler House (Los Angeles), SculptureCenter (NYC), Abrons Art Center (NYC), Les Instants Chavirés (Paris), Chicago Cultural Center, DNK-Amsterdam (with Seamus Cater), and many others. He has been an artist in residence or visiting artist at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn), STEIM (Amsterdam), Harvestworks (NL), Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (NYC) and Brown University’s MEME program. His work has been reviewed internationally by such widely disparate publications as Wire Magazine, Art in America, Fast Company, and Maximumrocknroll.

More recent projects include the music album "Four Movements" constructed in video game space, as well as a special music review issue of EAR WAVE EVENT written entirely by AI. Additionally over the past few years, Sullender has worked on re-interpreting the work of Maryanne Amacher at venues such as the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) as a member of Supreme Connections, as well as in collaboration with Russell Greenberg and Ian Antonio of Yarn/Wire and Daniel Neumann.

Previously, Sullender was recognized as a pre-eminent experimental banjo improviser and hosted a weekly radio program on WFMU.

Among other activities, he teaches new media at various New York institutions and is founding co-editor (will Bill Dietz) of the sonic arts publication EAR WAVE EVENT.


Any inquiries including requests for press materials, booking, acquisitions, CV/resume, etc. should be directed to:

me (-at-) woodysullender (-dot-) com